How to Add People to Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone is a useful feature that helps you locate your iPhone if it’s lost or stolen. However, for Find My iPhone to work, you need to add people to your iCloud account. Adding people to your iCloud account can be a bit tricky, but once you know how to do it, it’s easy. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to add people to Find My iPhone.

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The Challenge of Adding People to Find My iPhone

Adding people to Find My iPhone can be challenging for some users. The process involves iCloud settings, sharing settings and even contacts. If you do not set the right settings or do not follow all the processes, adding people to Find My iPhone can fail.

Things You Should Prepare for

Before you start adding people to Find My iPhone, there are a few things you should prepare for, these include;

– iCloud Account
– An iPhone
– Internet access
– Phone Number or email contact

Method 1: Via iCloud

One way to add people to Find My iPhone is via iCloud. Here’s how to do it:

1. Open your web browser and go to icloud.com
2. Log in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and password.
3. Click on "Find My iPhone".
4. Click on "All Devices"
5. Select the device you want to share access to.
6. Click "Add and choose the person you want to add from your contact list
7. Select "Send" to an invitation to the person to send an alert email to the device you choose.

Pros:
– It’s easy to do.
– You can add multiple persons at once.
– You can revoke access at any time.

Cons:
– You need an internet connection.
– Your device must have access to iCloud.

Method 2: Via Find My App

You can also add people to Find My iPhone via Find My app. This is how:

1. Open the iCloud app on your device.
2. Tap Find My.
3. Tap People tab.
4. Tap Add Person.
5. Choose a device and choose your contacts
6. Choose your iCloud account information.
7. Choose "Send" to send the invitation to the invitee.

Pros:
– You can add people to Find my from any device.
– It’s easy to do.
– You can revoke access at any time.

Cons:
– Your device must have internet access.

Method 3: Via Contacts

You can use your contacts to add people to Find My iPhone if you have already added them to your iCloud account. To do this:

1. Open “Contacts” app on your iPhone.
2. Find the contact you want to add to Find My iPhone.
3. Tap on the contact name.
4. Choose “Add to Existing Contact” or “Create New Contact”.
5. Tap Add Related name, then choose “Find My”.
6. Choose the device you want to share access to.
7. Choose "Save" to save the contact details.

Pros:
– It’s easy to do.
– You can add people to Find My from any device.
– You can revoke access at any time.

Cons:
– Your device must have internet access.

Why Can’t I Add People to Find My iPhone?

There are several reasons why you may not be able to add people to Find My iPhone. Some of the reasons include;

1. Poor internet connection – Ensure that your device is connected to a stable internet connection.
2. Wrong device settings – Ensure that Find My iPhone is turned on in your device settings.
3. Wrong sharing settings – Check to see that you have set the sharing settings correctly.
4. Wrong iCloud settings – Check to see that your iCloud account settings have been set up correctly.

Additional Tips

Here are a few additional tips to help you with adding people to Find My iPhone:

– Ensure that the people you add are trustworthy.
– You can turn off sharing at any time in your iCloud settings.
– You can remove people from your shared list at any time.

5 FAQs about Adding People to Find My iPhone

Q1: How many people can I add to Find My iPhone?

A: You can add up to 100 people to Find My iPhone.

Q2: Can I remove someone from Find My iPhone?

A: Yes, you can remove people from your shared list at any time.

Q3: Can I share a single device with multiple people?

A: Yes, you can grant access to one device with multiple people.

Q4: Can I turn off sharing at any time?

A: Yes, you can turn off sharing at any time in your iCloud settings.

Q5: What happens if someone I added to Find My iPhone can’t see my device?

A: The person you added should ensure that their device settings are set up correctly.

In Conclusion

Adding people to Find My iPhone can be helpful. It helps you recover your lost or stolen device. With the methods we have highlighted above and the additional tips, adding people to Find My iPhone is now easier. Ensure that you follow all the steps and settings correctly to enjoy the benefits of Find My iPhone.

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